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Top Classic Christmas Albums


It’s Christmas season and it’s time to break out the tunes if you haven’t already! But maybe you don’t want to play just anything? Looking for the perfect classic Christmas albums? Here’s our list of favorites that provide the perfect mix between traditional hymns that keep Christ at the center of Christmas and the fun songs you grew up with year after year.

Amy Grant – Home for Christmas

In addition to several other classics, this album includes everyone’s favorite Amy Grant song Breath of Heaven.

Kirk Franklin & Family – Christmas

This album includes traditional hymns with a twist that only Kirk Franklin could provide! Don’t forget to check out the last track: Silver and Gold (Remix).

Michael W. Smith & Friends – The Spirit of Christmas

Michael W. Smith has several wonderful Christmas albums, but this one is a little more recent and filled with songs the whole family will love. The Darkest Midnight featuring Bono from U2 is especially touching.

Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song

From Hark! The Herald Angels Sing to O Holy Night, this album is filled with classic Christmas songs and the velvety smooth voice of one of the most iconic voices of the century!

Michael Buble – Christmas

Looking for a more modern crooner to serenade you with holiday music? Don’t forget about this album! If you like this, perhaps you would also like Josh Groban’s Christmas album.

Other classic albums:

Looking for the quintessential Christmas sound? Try any of the following albums as they’re filled with classics that will light even Scrooge’s heart with Christmas spirit:

  • Whitney Houston – One Wish
  • Andy Williams – The Complete Christmas Recordings
  • Luther Vandross – This is Christmas
  • Icon – Motown Christmas
  • Andre Bocelli – My Christmas
  • Frank Sinatra – A Jolly Christmas
  • Bing Crosby – White Christmas
  • Tony Bennett – The Classic Christmas Album
  • James Taylor – At Christmas